Bladeborn Core Rules

official core rules for a simple 2-player Skirmish Game set in the AoS/Warcry universe

The call of Archaon Everchosen, Exalted Grand Marshal of the Apocalypse, echoes out across the Mortal Realms, and the greatest champions of the Dark Gods stand ready to answer. Warbands from far and wide make the deadly pilgrimage to the Eightpoints, seeking Archaon’s great fortress, the Varanspire.

In their path lies the Bloodwind Spoil, a Chaos-twisted wasteland that stretches out before the Varanspire’s fortif ied walls as far as the eye can see. The aspiring warriors must brave a gauntlet of rival gangs, ravenous beasts and a bleak and unforgiving wilderness if they are to reach the gates of the Varanspire and claim their rightful place at the Everchosen’s side.

There is no law in the Bloodwind Spoil beyond that of the drawn blade, and not an ounce of mercy to be found. There is only a brutal struggle for existence, in which the mightiest f lourish and ravening predators grow fat upon the fallen. The land too is corrupted by the baneful energy that is Chaos; bubbling seams of lava open beneath warriors’ feet, twisted roots reach out to ensnare the unwary, and searing winds tear at unprotected skin. Amidst these deadly environments, bands of killers duel, fighting an endless, desperate battle to prove their superiority and power to mighty Archaon by defeating their rivals and claiming swathes of this contested territory.

The path to glory is long, and littered with the bones of those who tried and failed. Will you take up your blade, and prove yourself worthy of a place in the Everchosen’s iron legions?

Bladeborn is a game for two players, in which you are trying to best your rivals in battles for glory and dominance. You win each battle by eliminating your enemies or by gaining control over the battlefield. You can play a single battle in 30 minutes, or play a campaign of connected battles with a rival over the course of a few hours to chart your warband’s path to glory!

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